November 3, 2012
Bloomberg -- November 2 , 2014
The key to passing comprehensive immigration reform is a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney argued on "Fox News Sunday."
“You're going to see a provision, first of all, to secure the border," Romney said. "Second of all, to deal with those who come here illegally. And third, to make sure our immigration policies are more open and transparent --- That's going to happen. You're going to see a bill actually reach the desk of the president if we finally have someone besides Harry Reid sitting in the Senate. So, we're going to get it done.”
Romney's claim may sound a tad odd given that it was House Republicans who, in 2013, blocked Senate legislation that contained precisely the same points mentioned by the former Massachusetts governor. According to Romney, however, the GOP may simply have been biding its time.
ABP Comment: We have heard that Santa's Workshop has been taken over by Republican wordsmiths who are busy building new ways to define border security that will make the people feel good without really securing the border.